Baby-Moon Weekend Getaway to Kelowna, BC

By Bre D · Apr 22, 2016

The Trip — Baby-moon long weekend getaway to Okanagan Valley in BC, Canada

Duration — 2 Nights

Origin — Calgary, AB Canada

Type of Trip— Hiking, Shopping, Relax, Food, Wine, Massage, Wildlife

Group Size— 2

Trip Dates and Comments — March. The airports were very busy due to the schools being on Spring break so Nexus definitely came in handy to avoid the long waits!

Mode of Transportation — Aeroplane

Arrival Logistics — Kelowna is a small airport and easy to navigate. We landed, got our baggage and proceeded to pick up our rental car. Kelowna is central in the Okanagan and we travelled north and south to really take in the beautiful lake valley.

Cost per Person — $500 - $1000

General Route — We booked a resort hotel in a more remote location that is known for it’s ambiance and spa. We planned our itinerary to be one day at the spa, one day out and about, and the last day whatever we wanted!

Accommodation — The resort we stayed at is called Sparkling Hill and is owned by the Swarovski family, so naturally there are crystals everywhere! It is quite upscale and includes the Kur Spa and a fine dining restaurant. The resort is situated on high ground that overlooks the Okanagan Lake and is adjacent to a premier golf course called Predator Ridge.

Main Activities — Hiking, Food, Wine tasting, Wildlife, Relaxing, Getting massages, Shopping.

Food and Drink Highlights — We ate dinner at the resort restaurant both nights because we had meal vouchers. I found the meals hit or miss. The best menu item (both my husband and I agree) is the tenderloin steak. The desserts were average but on the upside, the wine list featured lots of local wines.

Essential Packing for this Trip — Books! Because we had lots of relax time, I fell short of reading materials. Normally our trips are go go go, but this one was very slow-paced! We ended up doing some drive by dream home spotting along the lake when we ran out of books!

Best Bits

The Okanagan is a beautiful destination with something to offer everyone - from wineries, hiking and bike trails, to farms and orchards, water sports, restaurants and some (though limited) nightlife, anyone can find something to do there!

Okanagan Valley

Worst bits

We did a fairly simple hike (because I was 7 months pregnant) at Mount Boucherie. It was difficult to find the trailhead and the trail is not well marked - but once you make it to the top it’s beautiful.

The Kur Spa massage was really nice but I was disappointed to find out that they do not hire registered massage therapists.

Our Experience

Other restaurants that we tried: The Curious Cafe (late breakfast lunch).. it was delicious! A small menu but great service and quality food. The price was very reasonable as well. The other place we had lunch was Grey Monk Wineries overlooking the Okanagan. It was a fairly casual place with patio furniture but the food was interesting and featured all local ingredients. They also have a pastry chef which means the desserts are amazing!

Okanagan Valley


Rate the overall trip — 8/10

Rate the activity on your trip — 7/10

Rate the ease of logistics — 10/10

Value for money — 6/10

About The Traveller

Gender & Age Range
Female, 25 - 35

I’m from
Calgary, Alberta

My favourite trip as of late
Baby-moon long weekend get-away in the Okanagan Valley - this one!

Travelling Style
Book the important stuff, but leave some flexibility in the schedule.

I like to go on the following types of trips
Adventure, Beaches, Hiking, Birthday Trips, Food, Wine, Wildlife, Relaxing.

It’s a dealbreaker when
Accommodations and/or activities do not deliver as per expectation!

Continent I know the best
North America

First Last Name

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I’m from Perth, Western Australia

My favourite trip as of late is New Zealand, solo travel in lots of nature for a soul-refresher.

My travelling style is to Book the first night, then wing it from there!

It’s a dealbreaker when I’m stuck around large groups of package tourists.

Continent I know best is Asia.

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